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Revisiting Kelly’s…

by on Mar.15, 2017, under Life, Photography

Gerry and I were revisiting the lovely area of Kelly’s Falls. My first time back since our last visit almost two years ago.

Revisiting Kelly’s

Revisiting Kelly's

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1.3 sec at f/11, ISO 50

I’d already shot a number of takes from on the rock Gerry is now sitting on. So whilst he tried his luck from there I decided to try including him in some frames. There was a nice rock platform up and behind that spot so it afforded a good view from above.

Slip and Slide

Slip and Slide

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1.6 sec at f/11, ISO 50

Gerry also braved the very slippery (and I mean VERY – like ICE) rocks for a few attempts at a selfie. I could see the frames he was taking on the back of his camera so could direct him to adjust his position for his shot. For some reason he just wasn’t willing to get up on that delicate precipice in the water flow above and in front of him :).

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The Ocean Wavebreaker…

by on Mar.13, 2017, under Life, Photography

I know it’s only a very inelegant ocean outflow pipe… but I have this romantic notion of this being the bow of some collosal wavebreaker, an ocean faring battleship heading out to sea.

Wavebreaker

Wavebreaker

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 22 sec at f/13, ISO 50

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Steaming Out to Sea

Steaming Out to Sea

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 5 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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Flow Inspection…

by on Mar.11, 2017, under Life, Photography

Gerry and I were back once more to check out the ebb and flow of Kelly’s falls. It had been almost two years since we were last visiting the waters here.

Kelly’s Flow

Kelly's Flow

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 2 sec at f/11, ISO 50 x 6 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

It had been raining for a few days so we were somewhat hopeful for a decent flow of water. Alas the water whilst decent wasn’t the raging torrent we were hoping for :).

We’d both lugged our multi row pano kits down the arduous descent so be damned if we weren’t going to make use of them :). Here is a shot of Gerry crafting a pano from the other side of the falls whilst I do one from this side.

Flow Inspection

Flow Inspection

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1/4 sec at f/11, ISO 200

I also tried to put together some vertical panos but I don’t think any of the source frames merit the effort of stitching them unfortunately.

I did manage to put together a couple selfies of course. This last one with some sweet patches of warm morning light poking through the clouds. Apparently white socks are optional tho :).

The Light Flow

The Light Flow

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1/6 sec at f/11, ISO 400

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Sliding Visions…

by on Mar.10, 2017, under Life, Photography

And just like that it was time for us to be leaving Japan. We took the bullet train from Hiroshima back to Tokyo and headed to my uncles place for our last night in Japan.

Sliding Visions

Sliding Visions

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/25 sec at f/16, ISO 100

From the fast moving train the cities and countryside are constantly sliding past, dissappearing from view as the miles are eaten up.

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NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 90 mm, 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 125

Farewell Japan – the visions may be sliding from view but the memories will forever stay fond.

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Beams of Light…

by on Mar.08, 2017, under Life, Photography

Sometimes you just get lucky and get this fantastic beams of light. We were expecting a very overcast and rainy morning this day. The forecast was for rain and lots of cloud. We’d actually planned on shooting waterfalls this morning (once it was daylight) and this session at Coalcliff beach was just meant to be a temporary filler before the main event.

Beam Me Up

Beam Me Up

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1/2 sec at f/14, ISO 50

Three takes on the same composition. Each only slightly different but it shows the difference timing makes to a scene like this. This first shows the impact of taking the shot just after the main surge of water cascades across the top of the rocks and fills the view with flowing water.

Gods Light

Gods Light

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1.3 sec at f/14, ISO 50

Next we’ve timed for just after the initial rush and we’re just able to see through the water to the rocks and seaweed below just at my feet.

Beams

Beams

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1.6 sec at f/14, ISO 50

Finally the surge has almost completed and we’re seeing the last of the water drain away. The rocks are exposed again and the rocks and seaweed below are clearly visible.

Tri Beams

Tri Beams

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 0.5/1.3/1.6 sec at f/14, ISO 50

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Each has their own merits and for me all would look great on the wall. Personally my favourite is the first very closely followed by the second. Which is yours?

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